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Advice for South Western Railway passengers as strikes continue

Railway strikes are planned across the weekend. Credit: SWT

South Western Railway passengers can expect major disruptions on Saturday 18 August as RMT union members plan to go on strike. The dispute is over the role of guards and services will be severely reduced.

It comes in the middle of a series of strikes across the summer. Those travelling to and from Exeter should expect replacement buses. No trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads to Salisbury or Yeovil Pen Mill.

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RMT union continue strikes after no agreement reached with South Western Railway

Talks between SWR and the RMT union failed to reach a resolution.

Train stations will be left empty as strikes mean South Western Railway runs a 'severely reduced service'.

The RMT union have planned another 24 hour strike on Saturday 4th August over the ongoing argument about the role of train guards.

As a result trains will not stop at several stations.

The strikes are planned over the next four weekends with a 48 hour walk out happening at the end of the month.

It's claimed that talks between South Western Railway and the RMT union -aimed at averting more strikes - failed to reach a resolution.

A bus replacement service will be put in place for the stations that will be affected. They are asking people to please check before they travel.

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